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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

4.0 of 5 Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful unique environment. Enjoyed yoga and massages here. Fine, modern dining for dinner. Staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. Loved the hot tub right off of our room. Did not encounter the heating problems mentioned by other reviewers. Just be patient. It may take a couple of hours to get so warm you can't stand it...and we find most... More 

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had an excellent stay at El Silencio for four nights at the tail-end of our Costa Rican honeymoon. The drive up from San Jose can get a little "interesting", especially on the foggy and narrow mountain roads where mudslides occasionally occur, but the hotel's drivers are excellent well-trained, and provide a lot of interesting cultural tidbits... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Warm greetings WinterVesper and thank you for your thoughtful entry about your stay at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Your vivid depiction of our concept will certainly help thoughtful travelers anticipate a truly unique experience that fully showcases Costa Rica's authentic charm, caring hospitality, and back-to-nature wellness. We hope that every visitor leaves with a full heart and the big... More 

San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was amazing and service was top notch. Only thing disappointing was the adventure tours that they offer. Was told at the tour reservations desk that their ziplining and rappelling tour would be exciting. Turned out to be extremely boring . Way better off going somewhere in Arenal.

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Sean and thanks for highlighting our amazing facilities and top notch services. We appreciate your feedback about our Adventure Park, although we were a bit surprised that you did not find it exciting. The adventure entails intense hiking through pristine cloud forest to enjoy 4 rappels and 4 zip lines. Rappelling lines let thrill seekers cascade down the very... More 

Mill Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect retreat from the world in a lush cloud forest with dense vegetation and numerous waterfalls. There's hiking, horseback riding, a spa for activities. Executive chef Carlos Audres makes dining a special and personalized experience. Costa Rica is not known for its cuisine but El Silencio is the exception. A hideaway for nature lovers.

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thrilled to have delighted an enthusiastic foodie! It was a pleasure to be your hosts Mauimolly. Our Chef Carlos Andres has taken our farm-to-table concept to new nights. His in-depth knowledge of Costa Rica's traditions and passion for flavor is truly smile-inducing. Thanks for celebrating his signature flair. More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Silencio was a truly beautiful place with wonderful food, a fantastic setting, and great service. The villas were almost over-the-top nice, really unexpected for a place so remote. Big space, comfortable sitting area, private hot tub, robes and towels to die for. Big umbrellas always available for the pretty much constant precipitation. A beautiful front porch with rocking chairs... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Jim and thank you for taking the time to share your unique experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Sergio's above-and-beyond hospitality is representative of our commitment to showcase the absolute best of Costa Rica's people-positive charm. Our mission is to welcome guests to a unique sanctuary where nature is stellar and every detail that could detract from relaxation... More 

St. Louis, Missouri
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Silencio is a unique experience. We went with another couple for 3 nights Thanksgiving week. Highly recommend Costa Rican Drivers for transportation from the airport and for activities (day trip to Poas/ waterfall park). 3 nights was perfect here. It is very isolated and the drive from the airport is an adventure! It seemed like there was maybe a... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Lini for celebrating our mystical cloud forest and the El Silencio Lodge & Spa experience! It was a pleasure to be your special setting for a Thanksgiving celebration. Your excellent recommendations will certainly help future travelers. I have asked our staff to inspect our trail signage to ensure that it is accurate. Although the Suites originally featured gas fire... More 

Bucks
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and attention to detail by all the staff but especially Emilio our guide are second to none. This is a great spot from which to go bird watching on foot, on horseback or by car. The highlights for us were walks to three waterfalls, and the afternoon bird photography on horseback. The dining and food quality was exceptional... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Robin and thank you so much for your visit. Your keen interest in unspoiled nature and engaging eco-adventures was a perfect fit with El Silencio Lodge & Spa and its emblematic "symphony of natural wellness". It was a genuine pleasure to be your hosts and we are delighted that we were able to vividly showcase Costa Rica's outstanding features.... More 

Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was a bit of a trek to get here, although only around an hour from San jose airport! peaceful haven of wildlife, humming birds (in fact so many birds), here you can just chill and do a leisurely walk to the 3 waterfalls, this you can actually do without a guide although we used the guide as its good... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Miminok for your kind celebration of our secluded cloud forest sanctuary! There is something magical about finding us, after winding down the mist-covered mountains of Costa Rica's central volcanic region. Thank you for describing the inspirational pace that helps guests enjoy a meaningful experience that is both planet-friendly and people-positive. Warmest regards! More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an eco-lodge and not for all people. We thought it was going to be more luxurious. It was cold and damp, with not much to do. I realize that I should have done better research and expected a difference experience. We scheduled to do wine tasting and a cooking classes, but both were cancelled. So after we went... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings BRF66 and thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts. We appreciate your highlighting of our staff’s exemplary hospitality and superb menu offerings. And we regret that we did not offer the type of hotel experience that you had in mind. As detailed in our website, social media, and other marketing channels, El Silencio Lodge & Spa... More 

London
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163 reviews 163 reviews
30 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nestled miles from anywhere, you'll need a (4x4) car if you're using it as a base but this is the most perfect, relaxing, comfortable small eco-lodge I can imagine. Set in its own beautiful grounds and with it's own trails and waterfalls, the lodge is a home from home. Great food with far more variety than you'd imagine from locally... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Warm greetings from your home away from home Toqiz! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a delightful time at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of your six-night stay. With our range of experiences ranging from intense zip-lining and rappelling to cooking and art lessons, spa... More 

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Address: Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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